This was my first animal portrait, and one of my favorites, after work I would spend a couple of hours every night working to bring the dog to life.  I really wanted a sausage dog, so I thought I would have a go at painting one!  I thought I would put in a Morris inspired pattern behind the dog, for extra richness and detail.  I really love this painting, at the moment it hangs in our dining room, but he is available to buy.